Even in the 1940s, it was important to transfer photos quickly

I found this 1940s industrial film that shows what it took to produce a modern newspaper at that time. The Minneapolis Star Journal describes production gadgets along with the explanation of how a press photographer transfered a photo from the field in only 8 minutes (1:03 into the movie). They proudly declared wirephotos as one of our modern miracles. Even in the 1940s, it was important for a press photographer to transfer photos quickly to speed up the publication.

Today it is more important than ever. With the ability to minimize deadlines and compress the process from the moment of exposure to the moment for publishing it is a huge competitive advantage to be able to send photos quicker and cheaper than the competition. We are proud to push the boundaries even further for the press photographers of the 21st century. We are confident that live publishing will become an important part of photojournalism around the globe and we are ready to serve the worlds publishers and professional photographers with the best live publishing platform possible!

Use your Iphone as a WiFi hotspot

When we started Shootitlive 2008, there were problems with the camera connections because of the lack of battery powered 3G routers available on the Nordic market. Since then a lot has happened and now Apple finally releasing the new iOS 4.3 for Iphone that is hopefully to launch in Febuary 2011. This update gives you the ability to use your iPhone as a WiFi Hotspot.

This is currently only available in the iOS 4.3 BETA. To activate any idevice (iPhone, iPad etc) on iOS 4.3 BETA via iTunes, you need to have UDID of your idevice registered on a developer account with Apple.

This update will certainly ease the work for many photographers as you dont need yet another gadget to carry around!

The last few weeks I also have received a lot of calls from photographers who need some assistance with connecting their WiFi transmittors. So I finally got my ass out of the wagon and made a step-by-step video for both Canon and Nikon.

DonĀ“t even think about using my password because I will change it;-)